HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Rep. Chris Lee, Chair

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

TIME:

3:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1738

Status

RELATING TO THEFT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.

Amends the offense of theft in the second degree to include theft of property commonly used to store items of personal or monetary value, including any purse, handbag, or wallet.

 

JUD

HB 2571

Status

RELATING TO THEFT.

Creates the offense of theft of a bicycle as a class C felony.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2607

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER.

Establishes the offense of urinating or defecating in public within business districts.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2481

Status

RELATING TO LITTERING.

Increases the maximum civil fine for littering on a public highway from $500 to $1,000. Increases the maximum civil penalty for violations of litter control from $500 to $1,000. Increases the criminal fine for the offense of criminal littering from $1,000 to $5,000.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 1725

Status

RELATING TO FELONIES.

Includes as a class C felony the offense of interference with the operation of an automated public transit vehicle, system, or service.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2109

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL PENALTIES.

Increases certain penalties for the crimes of assault, burglary, criminal property damage, and theft by one grade.

 

JUD

HB 1636

Status

RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST VULNERABLE PERSONS.

Adds the acts of killing or inflicting serious or substantial bodily injury upon a pregnant woman in the course of committing or attempting to commit a felony, to the offenses for which a person is subject to an extended or mandatory minimum term of imprisonment.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2272

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL OFFENSES.

Amends the offense of solicitation of a minor for prostitution by specifying that the act of offering or agreeing to any type of consideration, rather than payment of a fee, constitutes solicitation of a minor. Makes solicitation of a minor a class B felony. Clarifies that the offender's state of mind is not required when the person solicited is a law enforcement officer who holds themselves out as a minor.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2122

Status

RELATING TO SEX OFFENSES.

Imposes a criminal penalty on any parent, guardian, or person having custody or control of a minor that offers or agrees for consideration for the purpose of another person having sexual conduct with the minor. Imposes a criminal penalty on any person that entices a parent, guardian, or person having custody or control of a minor by electronic means for the purposes of having sexual conduct with the minor.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2123

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

Requires employers that employee 50 or more employees to file regular electronic reports with the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) on legal settlements regarding sexual harassment. Requires HCRC to publish and make accessible to the public on the commission's website quantitative information about such legal settlements.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2749

Status

RELATING TO PROSECUTORIAL TRANSPARENCY.

Requires the offices of the prosecuting attorney of the respective counties to collect and publish certain data relating to criminal defendants and prosecutorial decision-making. Requires governor to establish a prosecutorial transparency advisory board.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2037, HD1

(HSCR17-20)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, PLUS COMMISSION.

Establishes the Hawaii State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus Commission. Appropriates funds. Effective 12/31/2059. (HD1)

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

HB 2216, HD1

(HSCR109-20)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Requires at least 5 Hawaiian Homes Commission members to be native Hawaiian or current Hawaiian homestead lessees; and at least 2 of those 5 to be on the waitlist for Hawaiian home lands. Authorizes commission members to elect a chairperson and vice chairperson. Creates the position of Director of Hawaiian Home Lands and separates the Director's responsibilities from those of the Chairperson of the Commission. Effective July 1, 2050. (HD1)

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

HB 2588, HD1

(HSCR108-20)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.

Prohibits lessees who sell or transfer land from obtaining subsequent leases of the same class of land unless the subsequent lease is acquired pursuant to section 209 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended, or the prior lease interest held by the lessee was a partial interest held with another lessee or lessees. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Chris Lee

Chair